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1  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Call for Artists/Crafters in or near the Philly metro area on: February 28, 2007 12:37:13 PM
Hello,

A.C.P.P.A an artist cooperative based in Norristown Pa. is having a Fine Arts Festival and Indie Craft bazaar on May 10th-12th. and has put out a call for artists and crafters.

The show is in Norristown at the Montgomery county cultural center. The show is juried, for info on the show and to download the application please go to...

 http://www.acppa.net

If anyone one has any questions about the show not answered by the website please feel free to convo me.

Sherm
phillysherm2001@yahoo.com
2  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: thrift store hunt on: September 27, 2006 11:02:59 PM
Hello,

Thrift shopper your site rocks, I'm on vacation in new england and printed a bunch of stuff from your site on local stores and found it oh so useful. The listings so far have been very accurate and helped me to find places I would never have found otherwise. Thanks for such a great helpful site.

Sherm
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3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My collage work, day of the dead, robots on: September 27, 2006 10:53:38 PM
Hello,

Thanks for all the positive feedback. It s much appreciated. These are the most complex collages I've done, the response to the show has been positive as well. I'm working on a new series atthe moment and I'll post pics once enough of them are done.

Sherm
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My collage work, day of the dead, robots on: September 19, 2006 03:04:28 PM
Here's the links to some of my latest collages, they are all made of mixed paper some with painted backgrounds.

http://ebay.lynchman.net/sebay/dead.jpg
Day of the dead quartet - Dia de los muertos, mixed paper foil paper 9x12

http://ebay.lynchman.net/sebay/bigbang.jpg
mixed paper, multi canvas 16x20 & 8x10

http://ebay.lynchman.net/sebay/roboto1.jpg
http://ebay.lynchman.net/sebay/roboto2.jpg
Holographic paper, Japanese manga 16x20 - Really really hard to photograph

These and many others on being exhibited till the end of october.  I would love to hear some feedback on these.

Sherm
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5  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: Visiting Ma. in late Sept. - Looking for places to go, things to do on: September 19, 2006 06:12:33 AM
Hello,

Thanks for all the help, we will definitely check out the places suggested. I checked and the wellfleet fleamarket runs till fall. I know that there was an indoor flea market in hyannis years ago when I visited, any one know if it still exists?

Thanks,
Sherm
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6  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: Visiting Ma. in late Sept. - Looking for places to go, things to do on: September 15, 2006 07:01:16 AM
Hello,

Thanks I will check it out. We'll be right by there.

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: decoupage clueless on: September 15, 2006 06:55:12 AM
Hello,

I don't use any tissue in my work but I did notice last time I was at either bed,bath and beyond or linens and things(can't remember which) that they had very cool paper napkins in fun designs and also tissues(the kind you blow your nose with) in travel packs by the registers in very cool patterns. you could also try a party store. In using stuff like that though it's a good idea to do a test with a scrap first since it might not be colorfast and the colors could run.

Another idea is japanese washi paper, it is wonderful to work with and so beautiful. I'm sure there are lots of sources on the web to get it. I get mine here http://www.amoebaartshop.com . It's listed under paper, japanese paper. he is local to me but I think he does mail order also.

Hope that helps.

Sherm
Jewelry, Collage, Vintage Supplies
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question about collages... on: September 15, 2006 06:39:09 AM
Hello,

pva would work, so would modge podge or any other acrylic medium. It really depends on the look you want, glossy or matte. If you want it to be pretty sturdy then I'd go with several coats of an acrylic medium or a spray varnish.

Hope that helps.

Sherm
Jewelry, Collage, Vintage Supplies
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: decoupage clueless on: September 06, 2006 03:12:40 AM
Hello,

Are you trying to put the paper over a curved surface? if so unless you are using tissue you'll probably need to cut little slices into the paper to help it fit around the curves, if that makes any sense . Either way the thicker the paper the more likelyhood of wrinkles. One thing to try is to coat the wood and the back of the paper with whatever you are gluing it down with and then working from the center smooth it out and coat the front. decoupage years ago was mostly done with oil based varnish, applied in thin coats and sanded lightly between coats. They used to do up to 50 coats to get the true glass like finish. It's hard to duplicate it with acrylic mediums. One product that might work for you if you want a thick glossy finish is called envirotex. It has it's limitations and is hard to work with though.

Hope this helps,

Sherm
Jewelry, Collage and Vintage Supplies
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Modge Podge/Decoupage on: September 06, 2006 03:02:18 AM
I started out using Modge Podge on my collage work and did not love the results, I found it hard to work with. I mainly use an acrylic medium now for most of my work.  You can find many types of mediums at any art supply store and I would think in most large chain craft stores in the fine art section. Liquitex is one brand, golden also makes them. The meduims are great in that they come in matte and glossy. They are also available in regular and gel which is paste like. I find them easier to control,better quality than Modge podge  and since they come in many sizes it's cheaper since you can buy it in bulk.

The other two things I've been using alot in collages lately are a really good quality double stick tape. I use Letraset high tack. I love the stuff and use it for dimensional paper collages. The other thing I've started to use is something callad Yamato sticking paste. It's a rice based paste that is used alot in japanese paper work. I use it when I want to glue something down without changing the look of the paper by coating the top in any way.

Hope this helps,
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